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Today's News

  • White Mills Camp looks toward its next need

    ISSUE: White Mills Christian Camp's expansion
    OUR VIEW: Spirit of improvement influences success

    Since 1949, summer has included an escape to White Mills Christian Camp for hundreds of young people. It’s an opportunity to focus on the spiritual while enjoying the outdoors, establishing lifelong friendships and making memories.

  • Attorney files motion to suppress statement in rape case

    A public defender representing Kelly C. Ferguson, an Elizabethtown man facing first-degree rape and sodomy charges, filed multiple motions Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court including a motion to suppress a statement by the defendant.

    Ferguson, 35, is a registered sex offender. He was found guilty in 1997 of first-degree sexual abuse. In August, he was arrested by Kentucky State Police after an alleged sexual encounter with a female younger than 16.

  • Fiscal Court weighs jail safety and right to faith

    The Elizabethtown Church of Christ sees a ban on baptisms at the Hardin County Detention Center as an infringement on the American right of free religious expression.

    Joe Brothers, a congregation member, said the church quietly has advocated a repeal of the ban for years. As believers, Brothers said, the church is compelled to stand publicly for what it believes in, including the right of all Americans, including inmates, to participate in baptism as an affirmation of belief in Jesus Christ.

  • Warm weather could mean early corn planting

    Area farmers might take advantage of unseasonably warm weather to plant corn early this spring, depending on potential rainfall over the next several days.

    Matt Adams, a Hardin County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said farmers in the county could begin planting corn this week or by the second week of April if rain predicted for today and later this week does not make soil too wet and temperatures do not dip too low next month. The traditional earliest time for planting is between April 10 and April 15.

  • Area ag groups donate to farms hurt by tornado

    Hardin County agriculturalists want to help their tornado-stricken brethren in West Liberty.

    Several local agricultural groups and farmers have donated money and supplies to help farmers in Morgan County rebuild fences.

    West Liberty, a largely rural area, had many farmers affected by a March 2 tornado, said Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

    “A lot of farmers in that area lost everything they had, fences and buildings and everything in just a matter of seconds,” he said.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Lady Bruins fall, held scoreless (03/28)

    The eighth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins were held scoreless for the third time in four games in a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins (3-3) lost for the third time in four games, while PRP won its fifth straight.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Sophomores power Lady Hawks past Elizabethtown (03/28)

    Brigitte Skaggs hit her spots Tuesday night at Elizabethtown. Courtney Johnson just hit the ball.

  • PREP BASEBALL: North Hardin secures win over Panthers (03/28)

    The North Hardin Trojans hadn’t had much success against the Elizabethtown Panthers lately, so they weren’t going to allow one bad inning Tuesday night to derail an opportunity to snap the long losing streak.

    North Hardin jumped out to an 8-0 lead only to watch the Panthers rally for seven runs in the fifth, but senior Andrew Boyles slammed the door on the comeback bid, tossing two perfect innings to secure the Trojans’ 8-7 victory in a 17th District game at James R. Aldridge Field.

  • New Horizon Baptist members appreciate support for mission trip

    New Horizon Baptist Fellowship would like to thank all the churches from Hardin and LaRue county, businesses and individuals who helped with sending a semi-truck load of much needed supplies to West Liberty on March 24.

  • Students performing Passion story today

    Before students at St. James Catholic Regional School celebrate Easter, they will recognize the events that preceded the joyful holiday.

    Eighth-graders at St. James will perform the story of the Passion, which follows the days leading up to and the act of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, today at 9 a.m. for the school and 7 p.m. for the community at St. James Catholic Church.